2017 Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge School of Art

Master’s Degree in Fine Arts (DI)

2001 Rhode Island School Of Design, Providence, RI,

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting

2001 European Honours Programme, Rome, Italy

Rhode Island School Of Design (Hons)

Group Exhibitions

2019 Jun, Summer Open, ARB Gallery, University of Cambridge

2018 Oct, The Other Art Fair, London

2018 Sep, Cambridge Original Print Biennale, Cambridge

2018 Jun, Summer Exhibition, Stephen Perse Foundation, Cambridge

2018 Apr, 20x20 Hospital Rooms, Griffin Gallery, London

2017 Dec, PIY Paint Lounge, Sluice Biennial, London

2017 Oct, ‘Epilogue’, Gallery 9, Norfolk St, Cambridge

2017 Sep ‘Flare’ MA Degree Show, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge School of Art

2017 June ‘Axis’ MA Fine Art and Photography Exhibition, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge School of Art

2017 May ‘This One’s For You’, collaborative work by Nina Lewis and Emma Copley, Cambridge School of Art

2017 Apr  ‘Collaboratory’ Artspace, Cambridge

2017 Apr, Sustainability Art Prize, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge School of Art

2016 Dec, Mapping Translations, Artspace,  Cambridge

2016 Oct, The Other Art Fair, Old Truman Brewery, London

2016 Sep, Cambridge Art Fair, Josephine Harpur Gallery

2016 June, The Aldeburgh Gallery

2016 June, Lynn Painter Stainers Touring Exhibition, Guildford Art Gallery

2016 Apr, The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize, Ashurst llp, London

2016 Apr, Introducing, Beside the Wave, Primrose Hill, London

2016 Mar, Lynn Painter Stainers Prize and Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2016 Feb, Ecriture Feminine, Edgar Modern, Bath

2015 Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year Exhibition, Lyme Park, Cheshire

2015 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, The Mall, London

2015 Summer Exhibition, Addenbrookes Art Programme, Cambridge

2015 Creative Reactions, St Barnabus, Cambridge

2015 Cambridge Drawing Society, Guildhall, Cambridge

2012 The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY

2012 Icing: Emma Copley Claire Sherwood, The Arts Center, Troy, NY

2012 Fatal Abstraction, Upstate Artists Guild, Albany, NY

2012 Allscapes, The Art Center of the Capitol Region, Troy, NY

2008 Emma Copley & Owen Sherwood, Martinez Gallery, Troy, NY

2006 Away, Clarion Contemporary Art, London, England

2006 Child, Clarion Contemporary Art, London, England

2002 Annual Artist’s Group of Charlestown, Boston, MA

2002 Gardens, Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA

2000 Disegni Dagli Album, European Honours Programme, RISD, Rome, Italy

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Oct-Dec, ‘Pictures of You’, The Hospital Club, London

2013 Changing Spaces, Regents Street, Cambridge

2011 Dreams and Memories, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY

2008 Nitty Gritty, Yates Art Gallery, Siena College, Albany, NY

2002 New Paintings, South West Gallery, Bethlehem, NY

2002 After Italy, Fine Arts Gallery, Worcester, MA

2001 The Show, Senior Thesis, European Honours Program, RISD, Rome, Italy

Awards / Residencies

2018 Winner The Other Art Fair x Habitat Award, Habitat AW18 Collection

2018 Artist in Residence, The Stephen Perse Foundation, Cambridge

2017 Longlisted for Painting Now, Studio 1 Gallery, London

2017 Shortlisted for Sustainability Art Prize at Anglia Ruskin University

2017 Commissioned, British Airways Advertisement

2016 Selected for ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

2016 Shortlisted for final judging, Sunday Times Watercolour Award, London

2016 Selected for The Ashurst Emerging Art Prize, London

2016 Pre-selected stage, New English Art Club Annual Exhibition, London

2016 Selected for the Lynn Painter Stainers Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2015 Semi Finalist for Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year

2015 Shortlisted for final judging, National Open Art Competition

2015 Selected for ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2014 Funding, Access Art / Arts Council East UK, 40 Artists Educators

2012 Runner-Up, Creative Quarterly‘s 28th Int’l Competition, Best of Art

2012 New York State Grant, Troy, NY


2018 Oct Featured, The Telegraph, Lifestyle Interiors, ‘The expert guide to buying, framing, hanging art in your home’

2018 Oct Featured, House Beautiful, ‘Hello Gallery Wall’

2018 Oct Featured, The Habitat Blog

2018 Sep Featured, Artit, Art and Design online web publication

2017 Mar Featured, Artists and Illustrators Magazine, ‘Painters to Watch’

2016 Dec Interview, Saatchi Art Canvas, ‘One to Watch’

2016 Dec Instagram Takeover, ING Discerning Eye 

2016 Nov Interview, Aesthetica Magazine

2016 Oct Featured Article, Nov The Artist Magazine


All artwork and images are copyright © Emma Copley.